https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Anyone for a Greek limerick?

image description: a screenshot of a tweet written by Matthew R. Francis @DrMrFrancis 2:20pm 5/20/19 Tweet Deck. "There once was a girl from Purdue/ Who kept a young cat in a pew/ She taught it to speak/ Alphabetical Greek/ But it never got further than/" This is written over the backdrop of a kitten and a picture of the Greek letter "mu"

PS, here is a Greek alphabet and pronunciation guide. Ty for the link, Jaye26! ^_^

May 25, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sanderson1611

μ is acutally pronounced "mee" in modern Greek. It's only pronounced "moo" by English speakers in math, science, or Bible college.

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

I hadn't been curious as to who Matthew R. Francis was until reading your comment. Ty for that! I've updated the pronunciation link. :)

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phil682961

Or "mew" by their British counterparts. Actually the limerick probably works better in Britain?

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IcaroPPAB

The accent is horrible, but thanks.

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Fixed with Jaye16's suggestion. Ty for the feedback! ^_^

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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It has been replaced try it out now.

For native speakers see here:

forvo.com/languages/el/

And the Greek Forums...https://forum.duolingo.com/topic/936

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Litchic22

That’s adorable! Thank you for something light hearted to counter the brain fatigue of language learning.

August 11, 2019
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